Assistant Professor in Spanish and Distance Learning Instruction and Design

State University of New York at Oswego

Assistant Professor in Spanish and Distance Learning Instruction and Design


The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Distance Language Instruction and Design.


Posting Date: March 10, 2023


Review Date: Review of applications will begin March 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. 


Compensation: Salary range is commensurate with experience, plus full New York State benefits package.


Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information please visit


Date of Appointment: August 2023


Description of Responsibilities: We seek a collegial faculty member with a demonstrated track record of teaching excellence in student-centered pedagogy with expertise in Distance Language Instruction and Design. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses within the department to support the Spanish major, working closely with other SUNY campuses to share language instruction expertise and offerings, and supporting faculty in developing higher levels of expertise in online course development. The faculty member will use and share the latest teaching tools and technology for creating engaging and interactive online experiences and effectively applying digital accessibility principles. The faculty member will be familiar with ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) guidelines.  A solid commitment to scholarship is essential for teaching effectiveness. Collaborative activities with our high schools, advisement and service to the department, the campus, and the larger academic field of studies are necessary and expected.


The faculty member should have previous intercultural experience at other access-oriented institutions and work effectively with students and faculty from all backgrounds: underrepresented students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, and first-generation college graduates from lower-income families.


Candidates should also have a demonstrated record in at least three of the following areas of pedagogical practice:

  • Implementation of strategies to create more equitable and inclusive learning environments.
  • Experience in designing equity-centered courses for the overall benefit of SUNY Oswego’s learning community.
  • Development of lesson plans addressing the impact of bias in the classroom.
  • Familiarity with educational practices informed by decolonial thinking.


SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment that respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( As such, the Assistant Professor will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess the communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.


Required Qualifications: 

An advanced degree in Instructional Design and Spanish or Spanish Linguistics, or related fields, such as:

  • Ph.D. in Distance Learning Design and M.A. in Spanish.
  • Ph.D. in Spanish and an M.S. in Distance Learning Design.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability in language, literature, and culture courses.
  • Willingness to participate in collaborative activities with high schools to supervise our college in the high school programs.
  • Experience in curriculum development and instruction.
  • Outstanding written and spoken communication skills.
  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English.


At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (


As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)


To Apply: 

  • Submit a letter of application addressing teaching, research, and service experience
  • A separate statement describing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your professional experience or personal life or community engagement
  • Resume or CV
  • Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred.
  • Contact information for three professional references


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Candidates must upload and submit all documents listed under "To Apply Submit.” Your application will only be accessible for consideration once all required documents have been submitted.


Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. Visa sponsorship is available for this position. Background checks will be conducted for finalists.


Files must be complete to be considered.


Please address letter of application to Prof. Gonzalo Aguiar Malosetti, Chair of the Search Committee.


If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:


Description of Department:  Oswego’s Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, one of the largest in the SUNY System, offers majors and minor programs of study in French, German, and Spanish.  In addition, it offers a major in Language and International Trade, certification program for teachers of French, German, and Spanish, and it offers language study in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese.


Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. SUNY Oswego continues to rank high among top public colleges in U.S. News and World Report's 2023 Best Regional Universities in the North and 11th among public master’s-level universities in the 2019 "Top Regional Universities in the North" by U.S. News and World Report. SUNY Oswego is also recognized on Princeton’s Review’s 2023 “Green College Guide” and is among the Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.


Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.


Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at


Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy


In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


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